Healthy Summer Road Trip Sweets And Snacks


As a follow-up to last Monday’s post on summer travel, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some great road trip (or plane trips, or maybe even bike trip) snacks. Every trip needs snacks. I get really, really bored while I’m traveling and it’s hard for me to read or listen to too much music, so I usually just look around and eat. Because I can truly eat nonstop just to fill time, I try to take pretty healthy things, so a) I don’t get full too fast, and b) I don’t feel really sick from eating crap. One other thing I always plan for a road trip: a wet washcloth or paper towel in a Ziploc bag. Wanna know what sucks? Being stuck in a car with sticky fingers. I am not nutty about too many things in life, but I really hate sticky fingers on myself and on anyone else.

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Without any further ado, my list of great, fairly-healthy summer road trip snacks.

  1. Sour cherry pie that’s actually cake. Just imagine it in square chunks all wrapped up to pass around to people (or yourself) on your trip. (It’s actually cake)
  2. Sweet potato buckwheat snack bars with cardamom. Essentially the best-lookin’ granola bar ever.
  3. Raw tahini fudge. Truly. Madly. Deeply. Do.
  4. Avocado truffles because why wouldn’t you turn an avocado into something even more decadent than it already is?
  5. Gluten-free cashew butter granola. Imagine just sitting back, watching the country roll by, eating this. Handful by handful.
  6. Curry roasted vegetable and avocado naanwich. A bit more advanced and would take some time, but would be worth it a million times over.
  7. Gluten-free swirly blackberry meringues. They’re pretty. They’d get all over you when you eat them. But just take them. Seriously. Hostess/host gift?
  8. Coconut almond granola. All granola, all the time.
  9. Tile flatbreads for hummus, guacamole, salsa, cheese, meat… you will need these. And they won’t make you feel terrible.
  10. Bagel brunch. I know you’re just going on a lil’ trip and not brunchin’ – but why wouldn’t you consider your trip equally as important. Now, it might be difficult to get these on a plane, but think about it for an epic road trip!
  11. Cucumber, feta, and sorghum salad. I would make this without the feta, and add some more veggies. Grab a spork and go!
  12. Iced chai tea – throw it all in bottles in a cooler and call it a day. You don’t have to spend a million dollars at Starbucks along the way, and you don’t have to give in to gas station sweetened tea, either. Make either this or this recipe with non-dairy milk and you are GOOD to go. (I won’t be offended if you stop at Starbucks for Oprah Chai because I love them, too. A lot.)
  13. Flavored waters because you should be drinking a lot and water gets boring. Or just take a shit ton of La Croix because it’s the best drink ever created. Although, here’s a list of fifty great flavored waters.

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